Australia Post has increased its rates in September 2007. If you open Post Charges Booklet (pdf) you can see these changes:
|Previous rate||New rate|
|Small parcels up to 250 g||$3.85||$4.00|
|Over 250g up to 500g||$5.00||$5.20|
|Basic charge for destinations in the same state||$6.70||$6.95|
|Basic charge for interstate destination||$8.45||$8.75|
|Parcels up to 500g||$7.20||$7.40|
Distance charge has increased for most destinations by 5 or 10 cents per kilogram. International rates for parcels didn’t change.
Summary: rates have increased slightly. Next rate increase will be in March 2008.